NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious and ethnic minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and she was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes (12 years of which she must serve). Read more
Join us for a conversation about the environmental impacts of the fashion industry.
The second session will feature a discussion on water and energy with Nikhil Schneider. Read more
The tribute, celebration and untold stories of the dancers who helped birth Hip-Hop culture. Please join the Department of Africana Studies, in association with the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, for a reception and screening of the documentary film "And I Danced" followed by a Q&A with writer and director Chris Martin from Kid N Play. Seating is limited, please RSVP here for this event.
Screenings from the John Singleton Poster Exhibition Read more
Film screening in celebration of the opening of the John Singleton Poster Exhibition Read more
In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11, Read more
The USA’s rise as a global superpower was unlike anything ever seen. It inspired as an expression of humanity’s most uplifting and inventive spirit. But for some, the USA is now an alarming superpower. China, once called a “sleeping giant” – is today astonishing the world with historic success in lifting hundreds of millions to new heights of well being and accomplishment. But for some, China is now a threatening giant. The future of these mighty nations, indeed of Pacific Destiny continues